Linking pollinator occurrence in field margins to pollinator visitation to a mass-flowering crop

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dc.contributor.author Toivonen, Marjaana
dc.contributor.author Herzon, Irina
dc.contributor.author Toikkanen, Jenni
dc.contributor.author Kuussaari, Mikko
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-28T15:29:03Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-28T15:29:03Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Toivonen , M , Herzon , I , Toikkanen , J & Kuussaari , M 2021 , ' Linking pollinator occurrence in field margins to pollinator visitation to a mass-flowering crop ' , Journal of pollination ecology , vol. 28 , pp. 153-166 . https://doi.org/10.26786/1920-7603(2021)623
dc.identifier.other PURE: 174803445
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dc.identifier.other Scopus: 85111137218
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0001-5758-4850/work/109258895
dc.identifier.other ORCID: /0000-0002-9215-8643/work/109263679
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/341138
dc.description.abstract Uncultivated field margins are important refugia for pollinating insects in agricultural landscapes. However, the spill-over of pollination services from field margins to adjacent crops is poorly understood. This study (i) examined the effects of landscape heterogeneity on pollinator occurrence in permanent field margins and pollinator visitation to adjacent mass-flowering turnip rape (Brassica rapa ssp. oleifera) in boreal agricultural landscapes, and (ii) tested whether pollinator abundance and species richness in field margins predict abundance and species richness of crop visitors. Pollinators visiting the crop were more affected by landscape heterogeneity than pollinators in adjacent margins. Species richness, total abundance, and the abundance of syrphid flies visiting the crop increased with increasing landscape heterogeneity, whereas, in field margins, landscape heterogeneity had little effect on pollinators. In field-dominated homogeneous landscapes, wild pollinators rarely visited the crop even if they occurred in adjacent margins, whereas in heterogeneous landscapes, differences between the two habitats were smaller. Total pollinator abundance and species richness in field margins were poor predictors of pollinator visitation to adjacent crop. However, high abundances of honeybees and bumblebees in margins were related to high numbers of crop visitors from these taxa. Our results suggest that, while uncultivated field margins help pollinators persist in boreal agricultural landscapes, they do not always result in enhanced pollinator visitation to the adjacent crop. More studies quantifying pollination service delivery from semi-natural habitats to crops in different landscape settings will help develop management approaches to support crop pollination. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of pollination ecology
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Bee
dc.subject Butterfly
dc.subject Field edge
dc.subject Hoverfly
dc.subject Landscape heterogeneity
dc.subject Turnip rape
dc.subject 1172 Environmental sciences
dc.subject 4111 Agronomy
dc.title Linking pollinator occurrence in field margins to pollinator visitation to a mass-flowering crop en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Department of Agricultural Sciences
dc.contributor.organization Plant Production Sciences
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.26786/1920-7603(2021)623
dc.relation.issn 1920-7603
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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